Rose Fair Junior Winners!
During Wisbech Rose Fair, which is held on the first Saturday in July each year, the whole town takes on a festival atmosphere, celebrating its horticultural and trading heritage. Each of the Town Churches and many of the other venues, attractions and shops play their part and have special arrangements for visitors, with each church offering stunning floral displays, hospitality and refreshments.
The largest and oldest of the flower festivals is held in the magnificent parish church of St Peter & St Paul - which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2011. The Flower Festival theme for St Peters in 2019 was 'My Kind of Music'.
The Rose Fair began in 1963 when local rose growers sold rose buds in the Parish Church in aid of its restoration fund. The church still uses this wonderful occasion to raise funds for the upkeep of its ancient building, but over the years, the Rose Fair has grown into a Town Festival.
The Town Gardens (outside the parish church) are transformed into a market place where other Wisbech churches and organisations provide stalls and events to raise money for their causes, and of course on the Saturday we were crowned Junior Winners in the parade organised by Wisbech Round Table! The theme this year was "100 Years of History". Our school chose to interpret this with "100 Years of Healthcare", working in partnership with the wonderful staff at our local hospital. We are so incredibly proud of our trophy. Well done to everybody involved and thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the staff from Trafford Ward for supporting our school.
Please take a look at the gallery of photographs below.